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Information Systems and Cybersecurity Instructor - Tenure Track

Employer
Spokane Falls Community College
Location
Washington, United States
Salary
Competitive Salary
Posted Date
Dec 16, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Other Business & Management, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Computer Sciences & Technology
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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SALARY: $59,069.00 - $62,224.00 Annually

 

OPENING DATE: 12/15/21   CLOSING DATE: Continuous  

DESCRIPTION:

CCS District Equity Statement 
CCS believes that access to high-quality education in a safe and inclusive environment is the right of all individuals and imperative for the continued advancement of a strong democracy and workforce. We also believe higher education institutions have an obligation to work toward and demonstrate progress in ensuring equity amongst their students, faculty, and staff. Equity is grounded in the principle of fairness. In higher education, equity refers to ensuring that each student receives what they need to be successful through the intentional design of the college experience.

Spokane Falls Community College (SFCC) is a beautiful campus located in the inland Pacific Northwest, on the ancestral home of the Spokane Tribe, near the Spokane River. Our campus is not far from the urban center of Spokane, a mid-sized city with a high quality of life and quick access to the outdoors. More information about living and working in Spokane available at:
 https://greaterspokane.org/relocation-guide
 https://www.spokaneteachinghealth.org/life-in-spokane/
 
 SFCC is one of two accredited community colleges that comprise the Community Colleges of Spokane (CCS). In addition to serving the urban and suburban population in greater Spokane, including students from Fairchild Airforce Base, CCS provides educational services to rural communities throughout our 12,302 square-mile region in Eastern Washington, including students from the Spokane and other Eastern Washington tribes.  
 
Serving about 8,200 students, SFCC endeavors to be an educational leader and a responsive partner with the community and region to provide access to relevant programs of the highest quality. We offer a large liberal arts/transfer program (approximately 75% of total enrollment) as well as state-of-the-art professional technical programs (about 25%). As reflected in our mission statement, we strive to “embrace diversity, promote equity, and foster global awareness” at every level of our college.

The Computer Science and Information Systems Department at Spokane Falls Community College is a dynamic department that supports both AAS and Bachelor level work. During the first year of the AAS program, students focus on foundational groundwork required for any computing career. The program’s second year allows students to select an area of emphasis, such as cyber defense, to fine-tune their expertise in preparation for a career. To meet the needs of our student population, the department offers an on-ground and online options. To continue to meet our program goals, we are seeking a qualified candidate to assist in the growth of the program including bringing experience in areas of Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Computing, Data Science, and Mobile Computing.

Spokane Falls Community College seeks qualified candidates for consideration of employment in this annually contracted, tenure track position.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  However, since the Information Systems and Cybersecurity Instructor Search Screening Committee will begin reviewing applications January 19th, 2022, submissions are encouraged prior to that time.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Prepares for and instructs, through traditional classroom and distance education modes, classes in the discipline of Information Systems and Cybersecurity at both AAS and Bachelor level; Examples of the types of courses typically assigned including but are not limited to: computer networking, cyber defense, cloud computing, computer ethics and law, computer literacy, cyber operations and security, encryption, computer forensics, Linux, database design and warehousing.
  • Provides availability and accessibility to students for purpose of academic consulting and support, in a manner appropriate to meet student needs, through a combination of scheduled office hours, e-mail accessibility or other effective means of responsive and timely communication;
  • Communicates expectations and establishes clear grading criteria through appropriate instructional means, to include but not limited to developing course syllabi, handouts, and materials supporting the instructional process; evaluates student progress and provides clear, timely feedback;
  • Participates in district, division, department, or general faculty meetings; in-service training; curriculum development; academic consulting; workshops or seminars; service on district or college councils or committees, or other activities within the scope of the position;
  • Complies with state and federal law applicable to professional duties and responsibilities; Follows established procedures in areas such as printing, turning in grades, bookstore orders, office support, student financial aid requirements, safety and health issues and related administrative processes;
  • Models professional decorum and mutual respect in all personal interactions; 
  • Supports and advances the CCS strategic plan, and perform other duties as assigned; 
  • In addition, faculty may:
    • Develop curriculum for and instruct courses in related disciplines based upon individual qualifications and expertise.
    • Supervise paraprofessional employees or direct the work of assigned work-study students. Responsible for ensuring assigned staff adhere to acceptable behavior and performance standards. Demonstrate that assigned staff have been informed how behavior and performance will be assessed, receive timely and accurate feedback regarding performance, and any observed performance and behavioral problems are corrected promptly.
    • Advise student clubs or associations.
    • Advise students in their chosen pathway within either AAS or BAS program. 
    • Assist in the development of transfer pathways and articulations.
    • Develop outreach and student support materials
    • Develop and maintain relationships with partner institutions.
 

COMPETENCIES & OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES (Minimum Qualifications)
  • An earned Bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems, Cyber Security, Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, or related field from an accredited institution with emphasis and concentration in the teaching areas outlined above.  
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills – able to work and interact effectively with colleagues, staff, students, administrators and others of various cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. 
  • Demonstrated excellent communication skills – able to communicate clearly and effectively, whether in person or virtually, verbally or in writing.  
  • Experience working collaboratively as a team player, preferably in a career and technical education (CTE) field of study.  
  • Teaching experience or business/industry experience in information management, cyber, or computer-related field.
  • Acceptance of the responsibility to promote the welfare and best interests of students at all times.
  • Acceptance of and willingness to support the role that community colleges serve in higher education, and specifically the mission, values, goals and objectives of the Community Colleges of Spokane.
  • Ability to perform assigned duties in a manner consistent with applicable laws, regulations and goals of the institution and the community/technical college system.
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering and supporting a teaching, learning and working environment that honors diversity, equity and inclusion.

PREFERRED COMPETENCIES (Desirable Qualifications)
  • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Cyber Security, Management Information Systems, or related field from an accredited institution.   
  • Recent teaching or corporate training experience in information systems and/or cyber related courses
  • Recent experience in business/industry in information management environment, cyber, or computer-related area.
  • Experience and demonstrated interest in developing and implementing diverse instructional approaches such as the use of technology, including online teaching and competency-based education.
  • Demonstrated professional contributions to the discipline such as professional association membership, conference presentations, and/or publications. 
  • Demonstrated success working with diverse and under-represented populations. 
 

CONDITIONS/TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT
This is a full-time, tenure track position with an entry level base salary (for a 175-day academic year contract) of $59,069 – $62,224 / year. Future advancement in base salary, up to the current maximum of $83,494, is based upon a combination of years of service accrued at our college and professional development activity.
 
 Faculty have potential to earn up to $121,561 (average annual salary paid to our 20 highest earning faculty during FY2018/19).  FY 2018/19 average annual faculty salary (all faculty) was $76,425.  Annual salary is comprised of base salary plus any combination of academic year overload contracts, summer effort contracts, project stipends, student club advising stipends, and/or department chair /program lead faculty stipends consistent with the provisions of the current collective bargaining agreement between CCS and the Association for Higher Education (AHE).
 
TOTAL COMPENSATION $75,336 - $78,773.
 Total compensation is an estimate based upon adding the following amounts together:
  • Base compensation, plus
  • Current employer-paid health and related benefit contribution rates, plus
  • Median retirement fund contributions. 
The actual total will vary depending upon each employee's enrollment choices.
 
CCS reserves the right to cancel this recruitment without notice.  Union membership is no longer a condition of employment although this position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement.  Anticipated date of employment is Fall 2022. 
 
CONDITIONS FOR EMPLOYMENT
Person hired must be able to provide acceptable documentation of U.S. Citizenship or lawful authorization to work in the United States. This is an absolute condition of employment. An offer of employment will not carry with it any responsibility or obligation on the part of the District to sponsor an H1-B visa.   In addition, the Community Colleges of Spokane maintains a drug-free work environment and prohibits all smoking in the college buildings and state-owned vehicles. Must be able to successfully work in and promote a multicultural work and education environment.  

Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted.  Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position. Once an applicant is chosen for an interview, they are required to complete and submit a declaration regarding sexual misconduct and investigation per state law.

Per Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14 (Download PDF reader), state employees must be fully vaccinated. For anyone starting employment after October 18, 2021, your vaccine status will be verified at New Hire Intake. Please reach out to Reggie.Eans@ccs.spokane.edu if you need information on a medical accommodation or Grace.Leaf@ccs.spokane.edu if you need information on a religious exemption.
 
 
APPLICATION CLOSING DATE
Applications will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. PST on January 11th, 2022.  The application process will not be available after this time. To ensure consideration make sure your application is completed and submitted as soon as possible. Applications will only be accepted prior to 4:00 p.m. on the closing date.  

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS:

To qualify for consideration, applicants must meet required competencies and submit a complete application packet, which includes the following:
  • CCS online application.
  • Cover letter addressing your qualifications as applied to the responsibilities of this position. *
  • Comprehensive resume. *
  • Names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references.*
  • College transcript(s) if applicable - unofficial/copies of transcripts are acceptable for initial application, official copies must be submitted upon acceptance of job offer.
NOTE:  All of the above are required to ensure your consideration for this position.  The item(s) marked with an asterisk are required attachments to your application prior to submission. If you require an accommodation during the application or interview process, please contact HR at CCS.recruiter@ccs.spokane.edu
 
Community Colleges of Spokane does not discriminate in its programs, activities and employment on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, marital status, pregnancy, parental status or families with children, status as a mother breastfeeding her child, AIDS/HIV or hepatitis C, honorably discharged veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, use of trained guide dog or service animal by a person with disability, genetic information or any other legally protected category.  Please direct all inquiries regarding compliance with access, equal opportunity and/or grievances to the Chief Administration Officer, Community Colleges of Spokane, 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., PO Box 6000, MS 1004, Spokane WA 99217-6000 or call 509-434-5037; WA Telecommunication Relay Services (TRS) 1-800-833-6384 or 7-1-1.
 
Native Land Acknowledgement
We are honored to acknowledge that the Community Colleges of Spokane, and our main campuses for Spokane Falls and Spokane Community College, are located on the traditional and sacred homelands of the Spokane Tribe. We also provide services in a region that includes the traditional and sacred homelands of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation and the Kalispel Tribe. The CCS Pullman Center operates on the WSU campus and is located on the ancestral homelands of the Palus people and on the ceded lands of the Nimíipuu (Nez Perce) Tribe.

We pay our respect to tribal elders both past and present as well as to all indigenous people today. This land holds their cultural DNA and we are honored and grateful to be here on their traditional lands. We give thanks to the legacy of the original people and their descendants and pledge to honor their stewardship and values.
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